Bill Hughes

Bill Hughes is responsible for global communications at Pitney Bowes, where he directs the company’s communications with employees, media, and influencers. He also works closely with government affairs, and the marketing and investor relations organizations. Bill has more than 25 years of experience working with both large corporations and small companies in information technology, pharmaceutical, […]

Scott Farrell

Scott Farrell is President of  Global Corporate Communications for Golin in Chicago. Scott calls on Golin’s “Communicate to Win” approach to develop and sustain corporate brands and reputations that distinguish companies from the competition, engage stakeholders in positive action and drive bottom line results. Much of Scott’s work takes place on the international stage, having […]

Kristine Olson

Kristine Olson is Assistant Vice President, Strategic Communications. She and her team are responsible for creating USAA’s enterprise communication strategy; supporting major communication initiatives for the Board of Directors; and communicating USAA’s strategic and operational plans. Prior to this role, Kristine led USAA’s Client Management team, a group of senior communicators who provide strategic communications planning and […]

Leslie Sutton

Leslie Sutton is vice president of corporate communications for Discover. She is responsible for developing and executing programs designed to protect, preserve and advance the reputation of the company; drive usage and consideration of the company’s products and services; enhance corporate culture; and promote corporate responsibility. Leslie has more than 25 years of communications experience, […]

Peter Finn

Peter Finn is Founding Partner of Finn Partners, a public relations firm he launched in 2011 which was selected by the prestigious Holmes Report as “Best New Agency” in 2012.  Finn Partners is also ranked by the O’Dwyer’s report as the 7th largest independent US-based PR firm. Finn Partners is headquartered in NYC, and has additional […]

Stacey Tank

Stacey Tank is vice president of corporate communications and external affairs for The Home Depot. In this role, she has global responsibility for corporate communications, brand PR, community affairs, crisis communications, events, The Home Depot Foundation and The Homer Fund. Prior to joining the company, Tank was senior vice president and chief corporate relations officer […]

Dr. Marcia DiStaso

Marcia DiStaso, Ph.D., APR, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Public Relations at the University of Florida. She is also the Director of IPR’s Digital Media Research Center and an IPR trustee. With a background in financial services and over 13 years of teaching experience, her research focuses on exploring and informing the […]

David Doolittle

David joined Cox Automotive to communicate the value of over 20 leading brands that are transforming how the world buys, sells and owns cars. He is a proven communications leader and innovator with a successful track record of creative, award-winning campaigns that deliver measurable results. Previously, David was Vice President of Global Communications at Newell […]

Steve Cody

Steve Cody is Co-founder and CEO of Peppercomm, a strategic integrated communications firm with offices in New York, San Francisco and London, Steve is responsible for overall agency direction and management. He also leads the firm’s strategic planning unit, business and product development and agency marketing. Steve is honored to have been named one of Northeastern […]

Dr. Leslie Gaines-Ross

Leslie leads Weber Shandwick’s global reputation consulting services and thought leadership development. She is the architect of groundbreaking, award-winning research into CEO and corporate reputation, CEO transitions, corporate rankings, online reputation, social CEOs, executive visibility and reputation recovery. Leslie is a member of the firm’s global senior management team. Leslie is one of the world’s […]

Thomas Mattia

Thomas Mattia is Chairman of the Peabody Awards. In a global career, Tom has led communications for two Fortune 100 companies and a major university.  He has directed two Public Affairs networks in Asia and China.  He has directly served four CEOs and a university president, while supporting four of the world’s most powerful brands. […]

Gary Grates

Gary F. Grates is a globally renowned, recognized, and respected expert in change management communications, employee engagement and corporate strategy execution counseling senior leaders and Boards of Directors from global organizations in the areas of leadership transition, M&A integration, crisis, labor-management relations, organizational effectiveness, employee engagement, function optimization, internal communications improvement, strategy implementation, and change […]